As France deals with the aftermath of another terror attack in Paris during which one passerby was killed, the country is opening a newly renovated prison wing to assess radicalized inmates, as part of a deradicalization strategy recently put forward by the government.
The 60-point strategy is supposed to help detect radicalized people in companies, administration, schools or sports clubs. Radical messages are to be withdrawn from the internet more quickly and social media is to be used more effectively to show how to resist radical preaching.
The government also aims to handle its radicalized prisoners differently.
Up to 24 of them at a time will be evaluated at the freshly refurbished section of the high-security prison Vendin-le-Vieil in northern France, prison director Vincent Vernet told DW.